Academics

Location
Normal, AL
Undergrads
3,771
Tuition (in-state)
$12,774 ($7,182)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Junior

Academics: It is a major that is very heavy on Mathematics and therefore it is very stressful. There are plenty of opportunities for internships and jobs though.

College Junior

Academics: I am an introverted person in this aspect so I cannot accurately rate this.

College Freshman

Academics: As an honor student, my opinion may differ vastly from other students. My professors are harder and the workload and unexplainable. Other than that, the process is very easy and good, especially when advisors advice the students of the curriculum requirements.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: My major is Biology and as a student this program is fully based on science and math. There are different types of science lectures such as Microbiology, Zoology, General Biology, and even Organic Chemistry. The main goal into being in the Biology program is participating in internships/summer programs.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The classes are based off on the type of curriculum for your major. Most students at the University will have to complete their core classes before even enrolling into immediate classes. The registration process begins before each semester for example for the Spring Semester students will have to enroll their classes in the Fall Semester. The Professors are usually nice but there are some that are very strict.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 663rd
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 1007th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 1129th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 1137th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 1205th
    Most Available Classes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Academics at A&M is excellent. Students who enjoy a challenge should join the Honors Program, as it's one of the best programs on campus. The professors are very intelligent, and they expect the best out of each and every one of their students. However, the honors courses are not easy; they require a lot of hard work, but students who are diligent and motivated can succeed in these types of classes. One of the things students love about A&M is that although the University has rigorous classes, the professors equip students with the necessary skills to do well. All students really have to do to succeed is follow the teachers' instructions and work hard.

The classes that are not honors are a little different. Students are less motivated and not used to hard work. The best advice for students who are taking "regular" classes at A&M is to ignore the foolish students, and to continue to strive for excellence because teachers pay attention to the students who want to learn. The students who demonstrate that they are serious about their education are the ones who are rewarded. Another piece of advice is to get really close to the administration in your department. You'll be amazed at how far it will get you by simply being polite and getting to know the people who work in your department.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
17:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
254
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
76
Total FT Faculty
265
Faculty with Terminal Degree
45%
Average Faculty Salary
$61,108
Full-Time Retention Rate
68%
Part-Time Retention Rate
58%
Graduation Rate
32%
Programs/Majors Offered
49
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 65%
  • 20 to 49 students: 31%
  • 50 or more students: 4%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: No
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Affairs
  • College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 4%
  • Business Administration and Management: 6%
  • High School Education: 2%
  • Social Work: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Washington semester
Best Places to Study
LRC (Learning Resources Center)
Tips to Succeed
  • Find a study buddy.
  • Get to know your teachers. Meet with them during office hours; it will pay off in the end.
  • Keep your circle of friends small. It will make your college experience so much more enjoyable.
  • Students post signs all over campus of books they are selling. Save some money and buy them used.
  • Study, study, study.
  • Work hard.
Did You Know?
If you take AP or IB classes in high school, you will be very well prepared for the courses at A&M.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 33 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 32 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.
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